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Family and Community Engagement (FACE)

Elk Grove Unified School District believes that family and community engagement is a fundamental component to student success and achievement. When district and school staffs build authentic relationships and encourage collaboration, it creates a culturally responsive mindset, which fosters trust and produces a welcoming environment. We will increase confidence in EGUSD by providing opportunities to partner with all families and the community in ways that support both the academic success and the social/emotional wellness of every student.
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The foundational elements of our work:

  • Relational: it is vital for student success that the relationship between the home, the school and the community serve as the foundation for shared responsibility.
  • Collaborative: we believe in partnering with our families and community stakeholders to provide opportunities for shared learning.
  • Developmental: in order for our students to grow both academically and socially, initiatives must be focused on building staff, community and family capacity to help our students to be college and career ready.
  • Interactive: it is important that we provide engagement opportunities that are interactive and allow families and the community the opportunity for two-way communication.
  • Linked to Learning: All engagement initiatives should be aligned with school and district achievement goals that help students to be college and career ready.

Welcome to Elk Grove Unified School District

Welcome to Elk Grove Unified School District

FACE Home Visit

FACE Home Visit

F.A.C.E. Staff

F.A.C.E. Staff

Family and Community Support

Antonia Slagle
Program Specialist
Ana Solano
Program Assistant
(916) 892-2808
Kathy Wilson
FACE Professional Learning Instructional Coach
Alma Avalos
Program Educator

Family School Community Liaisons

Alexandria Anderson
Cosumnes Oaks Region 
Laura Bañuelos-Rodriguez
Elk Grove Region
Florentina Favela
Florin Region

Jencie Ferraro
Pleasant Grove Region
Rocky Johnson
Franklin Region

Gina Perez
Monterey Trail Region
Satnam Singh
Laguna Creek Region
Keishaun Turner
Valley Region
Valedilya Vang
Sheldon Region


Newcomer Welcome Centers and Partnerships

Patty Gonzalez
Bilingual Program Educator - Spanish
Rebecca Madiera
Bilingual Program Educator Cantonese
Samiah Yaqubi
Bilingual Program Educator - Dari, Farsi

Jenny Smith
Refugee Family Coordinator

Ali Benawa
Project Implementer, Cultural Ambassador

Ahmad Ameerzada
Parent Liaison, Cultural Ambassador

Attendance and Enrollment

Don Gordon
Attendance Improvement Office Coordinator

Melissa Saenz
Program Assistant
(916) 793-2261

Regional Attendance Improvement Technicians

Ashleigh Cloward
Laguna Creek and Sheldon Regions

Heidi Harris
Pleasant Grove and Franklin Regions
Lamarr Jackson
Monterey Trail and Valley Regions
Melissa Zepeda
Forin and Elk Grove Regions

Nancy Ludu
Program Specialist Enrollment & Attendance

Ana Solano
Program Assistant
(916) 892-2808
Aisha Madu
Program Educator

Family and Staff Academic and Wellness Support

Lucy Bollinger
Program Specialist
Ana Solano
Program Assistant
(916) 892-2808

Family Resource Teachers

Megan Sladen
Family Teacher Academic Teams, AVID

Karen Briggs
Family Teacher Academic Teams, AVID

Laurie Fox
Family Teacher Academic Teams, AVID
Vicki Trimingham
Family Wellness Series, SEL Family Support

Nancy Lopez
Home Visit Coordinator

Family Focused Mental Health Therapists

Becky Stroble
Mental Health Therapist
Lupe Heredia
Mental Health Therapist, Bilingual Spanish
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Family and Community Engagement (FACE)

Lisa Levasseur – Executive Director of School Support
Lysette Lemay - Director
Catrina Quinn – Administrative Assistant
(916) 831-5530
Mailing Address:
Family and Community Engagement
Elk Grove Unified School District
9510 Elk Grove-Florin Road, Room 111
Elk Grove, CA  95624